Ashes Cricket 2013 goes for a six in July

CRICKET!

I don’t love cricket, oh no. I love it! Oh yeah! Believe it or not, I actually dig cricket. Now, I may not have any understanding of what the more detailed terms of cricket are, such as wickets, runs, fours and Duckworth Lewis, but I still enjoy watching two teams of men attempt to clobber the crap out of one another to get their ball past the goal lines. And it looks like we’re in for a new round of Ashes Cricket this year!

Ashes Cricket 2013 will be throwing a googly onto PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii U this year. 505 Games is behind the latest version of the gentlemen’s game, which will cover the 2013 Investec Ashes Series.

Which means that you’ll either get to play as the British, or the Australians (AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE! OY! OY! OY!). Still, if it’s anything like the last couple of games, more international teams will most likely be available for other versus options in the game. Oh wait, there’s no SA licensing for this game. Which means that you’ll have to play matches as Grey Sith, Machine Amplat, AC DC-Debeers and Morning Snorkel. South Africa does play in the Ashes right? Sports!

“We are delighted to be able to announce some of the key features for Ashes Cricket 2013,” said Ralph Pitt-Stanley, General Manager for UK & Export at 505 Games said in a press release sent to us by Apex Interactive.

This game has been created with real cricket fans and players in mind. The new engine allows players to mimic a cricketers most important attribute, his technique.

Are you obsessed with cricket? How’s that working out for you?

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.
  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    lol. Duckworth Lewis

  • OVG

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      I see what you did there

  • DieJason

    Come on Darryn, where is an article on the newly announced Rugby Challenge 2 featuring the Lions Tour? KEEP UP WITH THE SPORTS

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      Ja man! Need awesome Rugga game!

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Seriously cricket is the best sport ever created. but I still don’t understand how a wicket-keeper can be offside?

  • Deon Steyn

    Lol Morning Snorkel, what about Daily Stain?

  • http://twitter.com/DanielKeevy Daniel Keevy

    Reading this I worry they’ll make the same mistake as every cricket game that wasn’t Jonty Rhodes Cricket.

    As awesome as it is to put nuance on the ball, it’s not really something you can do by quickly nudging the analog stick. Rather stick to straighforward stuff, with room for tampering…

  • http://twitter.com/MatthewFig Matthew Figueira

    AB Deliveries.

  • Scruff304

    I now know what I’m getting Darryn and @JimLenoir:disqus come Christmas time…

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    wtf ALT-Text not edited to Lags standard :(

    • Scruff304

      I actually think it better :-þ

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        It are all be dong nao

    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      My bad, I edited the wrong field. Should be sorted now.

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        meh, thought you would come up with something witty, but alas….

        • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

          It’s Friday, and I’m lazy :P

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            Its Wednesday and GET BACK TO WORK :P

          • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

            SHUT UP ALCOHOL HALLUCINATION!

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            Hallucination says put finger in drawer and slam closed
            [waits to test theory]

          • Sir Captain Rincethis

            Vat is dis vurk?!

          • Deon Steyn

            Tomorrow is a holiday so technically…

      • Scruff304

        Gavin is going to have your nut for that mistake…

        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          He is a eunuch…hence the lack of facial hair

  • http://twitter.com/MatthewFig Matthew Figueira

    Jock Colours?

  • Wyzak

    Sweet, I hope it is actually a realistic sim this time where the players can miss the ball and drop catches. Would be awesome if it works with the motion plus of the Wii controller for extra accurate batting :D

  • Draco Lusus

    I love cricket, I love PC games…they just have never been able to get a decent game out in all my years on this planet. Would be awesome if this was actually half decent…

  • Lardus

    Last few Cricket titles were almost as dissapointing as the last couple of WWE and Rugby titles. I love the sport and only retired from playing last year, so maybe I’ll give this a looky-look on the Lazy Gamer review before I decide.

  • Jonah Cash

    I am really beginning to lose my cool!! Who the hell decides which game gets the licencing rights to our sporting codes??? Cricket and rugby licences are given to the wrong bloody games you idiot!! Does this person even see the game or play it or at least get someone else to go check where the other countries put their licence too???? Rugby Challenge should have our licence not EA, and this cricket should have our licence not whoever the hell has it right now!!! AAAAARRRRGGGGG…………..

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      I’m starting to think it may be our sporting codes who are the problem.. I mean we are the #1 test team so it’s not like we can just be missed…

      • Jonah Cash

        Yeah I hear you, but who does give out our licences? Is it the mother bodies, cause if it is SARU then I understand… They are overpaid idiots… I’m no Kings fan but they are really screwing them badly… If they can think up the stupid overseas players rule for the Kings then I can see them giving our licence to stupid EA… Really annoys me…

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